Technical Informations

WOOD

All Blocz volumes are made with 18mm, 13 layer, high-quality birch plywood. Birch is used because it provides the perfect balance between strength and elasticity. In addition, birch is a fast-growing tree making it an environmentally friendly choice. Since the volumes are made entirely of plywood, installing screw-on holds is a cinch.

Texture

Blocz texture is one of a kind. It’s not paint and it’s not truck bed liner, it’s our own special Blocz texture. Blocz texture is best described as having a similar texture to climbing holds, except that it is somewhat water absorbent, which helps keep it from becoming greasy or sweaty like it does with paint. The texture is made up of three rock-hard layers that are ultra-durable and can even withstand the abuse of a power washer without any effect on the texture or color. The texture can be produced in any one of our 27 standard colors or any custom color you want.

T-Nuts

All our volumes have bomber T-nuts installed with 2 set screws. Our volumes have about twice as many T-nuts as most competitors to allow for more flexibility and creativity in route setting.

Easy to clean

Blocz volumes can easily be cleaned with a power washer or by scrubbing away any chalk or shoe rubber without damaging the Blocz texture.

Screw-on & Bolt-on

All volumes can be screwed on around the edge of the volume. All screw placements are pre-drilled and reinforced with special metal screw washers. You can use either countersunk screws or pan-head screws to attach the volume. Having this screw-on option allows you to put the volume exactly where you need it if a T-nut isn’t available. These screw-on spots also allow you to easily install set screws that are needed to prevent a larger volume from spinning.

 

Most of the volumes can also be bolted on from the outside of the volume, no baseplate required. This allows setters to easily add and remove volumes to and from any wall with T-nuts. Bolt-on volumes also allow us to provide larger volumes without the charge for a baseplate. The bolt-on spot is reinforced with a washer and layer of extra resin under the wood.

Baseplate

For almost every volume, except for small ones (Triangle 300 and 400), we could deliver baseplates. The baseplate is directly mounted to the T-nuts within your climbing wall and gives you the opportunity for a volume mounting without wood screws. The fixation between the baseplate and the volume is done with metric screws (you get a higher durability of the fixation points from this method).

Colors

We offer 27 standard colors with all primary colors matched to the industry standards. In addition, we offer fluorescent colors that glow in the dark with black lights for an additional 15 % and any custom color you want for 50€ or at no additional charge if you order more than 1000€ worth of volumes in the custom color. We also offer custom patterns for your volumes, such as 2 or 3 colors for a volume, having every side of the volume a different color or having a different color for the edge of your volumes. Please contact us for pricing options. See our color selection on the last page.

Custom orders

We can customize your order in a variety of ways:

  • Safety backup / mounting aid for bigger volumes
  • We have 2 types of surface roughness available.
  • We can produce your volumes in any custom color or combination of colors.
  • Custom build volumes based on a sketch

Do you have other ideas or requests? Contact us! We can make almost anything happen.